Yoga Santosha has been a welcoming community in Calgary since 2007. Alastair and Candace are familiar faces in our halls and voices in our classes. They are our founders and inspiration. To them — and to us — yoga is much more than a collection of physical postures. It’s a gift to be shared with all. If your day feels burdened or overwhelming, or if you just need to find some mental clarity or expand your physical abilities, you’re in good company here. Walk through our door and you’ll feel instantly lighter. With the support of a beautiful practice, free from judgment and pressure, your spirit will flourish, your confidence will thrive and your outlook will shift. The connections here are deep. The energy here is palpable. Stop by anytime.
We first opened Santosha’s doors on August 12th, 2007. Our vision was to touch as many people as we could through the sharing of our passion of yoga... We knew the benefits first-hand and knew how healing it is on all levels, and needed some personal healing at the time as well. We wanted to create a nurturing and inclusive community, where each individual’s needs could be met. We wanted people to feel that Santosha was a sanctuary where they could leave their worries behind, where they would feel as if they were being embraced when they walked in the front door. Over the years it really has become that... It has become a meeting place, a healing place, somewhere where people have grown their yoga practice and beautiful friendships along the way. Yoga Santosha is our second studio. We opened The Yoga Lounge in Canmore in 2002. We are so grateful that the community of Canmore and still love and cherish that space!
We have two separate studio spaces: one that features the Great Yoga Wall, used for our limited space classes and one that is our more spacious studio. We offer various styles of massage at Santosha, with three accomplished therapists. We have beautifully designed change rooms with showers and a welcome area where guests can sip complimentary teas in front of the waterfall. Santosha has a large retail space stocking all of your yoga needs, as well as jewelry by local artists.
The choice of charities we support comes from the personal experiences of our family since 2006. All of the money collected from various advertised events will be donated to these charities. Without them, our lives – and the lives of countless other families - would have been very different.